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Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2017-2018
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2017-2018

Course Descriptions

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Course descriptions are listed numerically within academic disciplines. Prerequisites and/or corequisites are indicated at the beginning of the course description. These prerequisites have been established to assure an adequate and uniform background for students in advanced classes. Mount Carmel College of Nursing reserves the right to alter course offerings or course content without notice. Not all courses are offered every semester.

 

Air Force Aerospace Studies

Qualified students interested in an officer’s commission in the Air Force may enroll in Air Force ROTC classes through a contracted agreement between The Ohio State University and the United States Air Force (see “” in the “Outside Sources of Financial Aid” section elsewhere in this Catalog for additional information).

  
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    AIRSCI 1001 - The Foundation of the United States Air Force I


    Introduction to the United States Air Force and ROTC. Officership and military customs and courtesies are discussed. Foundations of Air Force communication are covered.
    1 credit hours
  
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    AIRSCI 1002 - The Foundation of the United States Air Force II


    Looks at the origin and organization of the Air Force. Selected topics contributing to an understanding of the Air Force are covered.
    1 credit hours
  
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    AIRSCI 2001 - Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power I


    Examines air and space power from an historical perspective. Covers early flight and World War I to the Korean War and ICBMS.
    1 credit hours
  
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    AIRSCI 2002 - Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power II


    Examines air and space power from an historical perspective. Covers period from the Vietnam War to the Gulf War plus a look at the Air Force of the future.
    1 credit hours
  
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    AIRSCI 3001 - Air Force Leadership Studies I


    Study of leadership, professional knowledge and communication skills required for an Air Force officer. The role of a leader as supervisor and counselor is discussed.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: AIRSCI 1001 , AIRSCI 1002 , AIRSCI 2001 , and AIRSCI 2002 , and permission of instructor.
  
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    AIRSCI 3002 - Air Force Leadership Studies II


    Study of quality management fundamentals and communication skills for the Air Force officer. The Air Force personnel evaluation system and military ethics are discussed.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: AIRSCI 1001 , AIRSCI 1002 , AIRSCI 2001 , AIRSCI 2002 , and AIRSCI 3001 , and permission of instructor.
  
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    AIRSCI 4001 - Air Force Defense Studies I


    Course examines the political, economic and social constraints upon national security and defense structure. The role of the military including joint operations is discussed. Regional defense issues studies.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: AIRSCI 1001 , AIRSCI 1002 , AIRSCI 2001 , AIRSCI 2002 , AIRSCI 3001 , and AIRSCI 3002 , and permission of instructor.
  
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    AIRSCI 4002 - Joint Military Operations and Area Studies


    The role of the military and regional defense are studied. Current air force issues and other topics relevant to preparing an air force officer for active duty are covered.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: AIRSCI 1001 , AIRSCI 1002 , AIRSCI 2001 , AIRSCI 2002 , AIRSCI 3001 , AIRSCI 3002 , and AIRSCI 4001 , and permission of instructor.

English

  
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    BMT 2890 - APA Writing Style


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for BMT 2890.
    1 credit hours
  
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    ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for ENG 1510.
    3 credit hours
  
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    ENGL 100 - English Foundations


    This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice foundational concepts of writing. Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure are emphasized.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Placement is based on a combination of English ACT score and ATI TEAS assessment.
  
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    ENGL 110 - English Composition


    This course focuses on how to structure an informative, effective paper. The process begins with learning about literature review and documentation, as well as language use and argument structure. Students gain experience with, and an understanding of, professional writing skills.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Placement is based on a combination of English ACT score and ATI TEAS assessment.
  
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    ENGL 112 - APA Writing Style


    This self-paced online course is designed to give students experience meeting the rigorous APA standards of professional writing.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Transfer student with ENGL 110  credit but no content in APA format.

First Year Experience

  
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    FYEX 110 - College and Career Success


    This course offers strategies and principles for a successful college experience. This 2- semester sequence course is required for all first-time college students, and transfer students with less than 16 hours of transfer credit, whose ATI TEAS Adjusted Individual Total Score is either Basic or Developmental. However, all entering Mount Carmel students are eligible to participate in this course. FYEX 110 and FYEX 111  fulfill 2 credit hours of required humanities electives in the curriculum plan.
    1 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FYEX 111 - College and Career Success


    This course is a continuation of topics from FYEX 110 .
    1 credit hours
    Prerequisite: FYEX 110  

Health

  
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    HLTH 202 - Cultural Competence in Healthcare


    In this course, students will explore the provision of care to culturally and socioeconomically diverse groups.  An exploration of key elements in cultural competency as they pertain to individuals and families across the lifespan will be discussed. Evidence based practice models will be used to analyze disparities among vulnerable groups which exist in the United States healthcare system.  Students will develop advocacy skills to promote quality outcomes for diverse populations.

     
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    HLTH 292 - Cultural Competence in Healthcare


    Key elements in cultural competency as they pertain to individuals and families across the lifespan are explored. Health care models based on current evidence will be used to analyze disparities in the delivery of care to culturally and socioeconomically diverse groups of people in the United States. Students will develop advocacy skills to promote positive health outcomes for diverse populations.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program 
  
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    HLTH 320 - Health Statistics


    This is an introduction to the statistical techniques commonly used for research and epidemiological studies in health care. It focuses on the application and impact of statistical measures related to health and society.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HLTH 416 - Health Care Systems, Policy & Economics


    This course focuses on health care professions and delivery systems and the influences of economics, health policy, legal, and regulatory processes.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status
  
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    HLTH 496 - Health Care Systems, Policy & Economics


    This course focuses on health care professions and delivery systems and the influences of economics, health policy, legal, and regulatory processes.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program

Humanities

  
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    CLWR 1810 - Introduction to Religion


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for CLWR 1810.
    3 credit hours
  
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    HUMN 110 - Comparative Religions


    This course provides an examination of selected Christian and non-Christian religions and addresses their role in culture, family, and health care practices, and promotes an openness to the religious beliefs and convictions of others.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HUMN 201 - Critical Thinking


    This optional course meets 3 credits of the required humanities elective and may be taken at any level. The course will approach critical thinking as a process by which one takes charge of, and responsibility for, one’s thinking. It is designed to foster the development of critical thinking skills and abilities as well as intellectual dispositions such as fair-mindedness, intellectual humility, and intellectual integrity. It develops the skills required to effectively evaluate the many claims facing students as citizens, learners, nurses, and human beings, and also to be effective advocates for their beliefs. The goal will be to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HUMN 320 - Ethical and Moral Issues


    This course explores a variety of ethical and moral issues that impact the individual, family, and community focusing on clarification of individual values and the process of ethical decision-making. Special emphasis is placed on ethical and moral issues impacting the health professions.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HUMN 390 - Ethical and Moral Issues


    This course explores a variety of ethical and moral issues that impact the individual, family, and community focusing on clarification of individual values and the process of ethical decision-making. Special emphasis is placed on ethical and moral issues impacting the health professions.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    HUMN 420 - Ethical Issues


    The course explores a variety of ethical and legal issues that impact health care delivery systems. The course focuses on societal, ethical, and legal issues, and will also involve clarification of individual values and the process of ethical and legal decision making. Special emphasis is placed on ethical and legal issues which impact the health care professions and the delivery of health care to the individual, family, and community.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Completion Program
  
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    HUMN 425 - Comparative Religions


    Program This course examines selected Christian and non-Christian religions. It addresses the role of religion, faith, and spirituality in culture, personal growth and development, and in the health care profession. The course expects, anticipates, and promotes openness to the religious beliefs and practices of others.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Completion
  
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    HUMN 430 - Applied Humanities


    This course examines an extensive array of humanities and social science issues, specifically to determine how different models, methods, and strategies may improve clinical practice. It focuses on non-nursing systems, with reference to their interconnectedness and interdependencies. Students evaluate the implications and consequences of health care decisions. Topics include critical and creative thinking, research and data collection, decision-making, dialogue, pattern/trend analysis, and systems thinking. The primary model used is discovery learning.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Completion Program
  
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    HUMN 505 - Seminar on Scholarly Writing


    Not open to students with credit for NURS 505.

    Assists graduate nursing students in the mastery of professional writing skills through an understanding of the publication process, critiquing, and discussing writing styles, identifying various professional journal submission requirements, and practical writing.
    1 credit hours


Mathematics

  
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    MATH 090 - Math Foundations


    This basic math review course is required for all students who score below the proficient level on the math section of the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills; however, this course is open to all students. The course is offered only online.
    0 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Placement determined by test score

Military Science

Qualified students interested in an officer’s commission in the United States Army may enroll in Army ROTC classes through a contracted agreement between The Ohio State University and the United States Army (see “” in the “Outside Sources of Financial Aid” section elsewhere in this Catalog for additional information).

  
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    MILSCI 1101 - Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking


    Introduction to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how developing time and stress management skills, and physical fitness relate to leadership and the Army Profession. No military obligation is required. This course is open to all OSU students.
    1 credit hours
    Prerequisite: All Cadets enrolled in a Military Science course must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: marching, laboratory, and field training exercises.
  
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    MILSCI 1102 - Introduction to the Profession of Arms


    The organization and branches of the Army, basic military skills, and fundamentals of leadership. Students explore dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions in the context of Squad level tactics. No military obligation is required. This course is open to all OSU students.
    1 credit hours
    Prerequisite: All Cadets enrolled in a Military Science course must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: marching, laboratory, and field training.
  
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    MILSCI 2001 - Leadership and Decision Making


    This course is designed to develop individual leadership skills and inspire self-confidence through experiential learning activities, using critical reasoning and problem solving skills, while applying communication and conflict resolution skills.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: All Cadets enrolled in Military Science courses must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: physical fitness training, laboratory, and field exercise training.
  
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    MILSCI 2002 - Army Doctrine and Team Development


    The course places emphasis on teamwork in developing effective leadership skills, self-confidence, critical reasoning, problem solving skills, and applying communication and conflict resolution skills during training exercises.
    2 credit hours
    OSU Spring Semester
    Prerequisite: All students are eligible for the lecture portion of Military Science courses, however, students who wish to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: physical fitness training, laboratory, and field training exercise, must have a physician complete a Department of the Army Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement prior to participating in the physically demanding portions.
  
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    MILSCI 3001 - Training Management and the Warfighting Functions


    This is an academically challenging course where students will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, Officership, Army values and ethics, personal development, and small unit tactics at the team and squad level.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson or instructor. This is the first course for the junior and senior level Army ROTC program that leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Students pursuing a minor only in Military Science must meet with the Admissions and Scholarship Officer for approval of the Military Science only program.
  
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    MILSCI 3002 - Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations


    Emphasis on leadership, planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating, and leading a team or squad in execution of a tactical mission during a classroom Practical Exercise, a Leadership Lab, or a Situational Training Exercise in a field environment.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: MILSCI 3001 , or permission of instructor. All Cadets enrolled in Military Science course must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: marching, laboratory, and field exercise training.
  
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    MILSCI 4001 - The Army Officer


    Practical application of adaptive leadership that transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MS III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass Cadets.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: MILSCI 3002 , or permission of chairman. All Cadets enrolled in a Military Science course must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: marching, laboratory, and field training exercises.
  
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    MILSCI 4002 - Company Grade Leadership


    Exploration of the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Students will examine the differences in customs, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: MILSCI 4001 , or permission of chairman. All Cadets enrolled in Military Science courses must have a physician complete a Department of the Army DA Form 345-R, Medical Fitness Statement for Enrollment in Basic Course, Senior ROTC, in order to participate in any Army ROTC physical activity including: physical training, laboratory and field training exercises.
  
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    MILSCI 4193 - Military Science Individual Studies


    This course is for contracted Military Science Cadets only who have completed all Military Science courses required for commissioning but who still need to enroll in other university courses for graduation. Must be a MS 5 Cadet. Cadets must confirm with the department Scholarships and Admissions Officer that they will be designated as an MS 5 Cadet and continue to receive Cadet Command stipends. This course is graded S/U.
    Prerequisite: MILSCI 4002 , and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.
    Repeatable: Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr. hrs. 1 unit

Nursing

  
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    NURS 204 - Foundations of Health Assessment and Health Promotion In Caring Health Practices


    This course introduces the student to the nursing process with an emphasis on holistic assessment across the life-span and provides opportunities to implement the nursing caring practices of health assessment and health promotion in a variety of settings. Holistic assessment includes cultural, developmental, nutritional, psychosocial, psychomotor, and spiritual dimensions.
    5 credit hours
    4 theory hours and 3 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: SCIE 103 , SCIE 123 , SCIE 124  and SCIE 125 
    Corequisite: SCIE 220 
  
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    NURS 205 - Foundations of Caring Health Practices


    This course presents holistic health interventions from a caring perspective. Client health teaching is implemented. Clinical practice, with a focus on health, is offered in a variety of settings.
    6 credit hours
    3 theory hours and 9 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: NURS 204  and SCIE 220 
    Corequisite: NURS 206 
  
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    NURS 206 - Pharmacological Foundations of Caring Health Practices


    This course focuses on basic concepts of pharmacotherapeutics related to major drug categories. Related nursing management and health teaching are included.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SCIE 103  and SCIE 125 
    Corequisite: NURS 205 
  
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    NURS 294 - Foundations of Health Assessment and Health Promotion in Caring Health Practices


    This course introduces the student to the nursing process with an emphasis on holistic assessment across the life-span and provides opportunities to implement the nursing caring practices of health assessment and health promotion in a variety of settings. Holistic assessment includes cultural, developmental, nutritional, psychosocial, psychomotor, and spiritual dimensions.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    NURS 295 - Foundations of Caring Health Practices


    This course presents holistic health interventions from a caring perspective. Client health teaching is implemented. Clinical practice, with a focus on health, is offered in a variety of settings.
    6 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
    Corequisite: NURS 296 
  
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    NURS 296 - Pharmacological Foundations of Caring Health Practices


    This course focuses on basic concepts of pharmacotherapeutics related to major drug categories. Related nursing management and health teaching are included.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
    Corequisite: NURS 295 
  
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    NURS 301 - Nursing Informatics


    This is an introductory course to computers and nursing informatics. The focus is on the integration of nursing, computer, and information science for the support of professional nursing practice. Students will be able to define nursing informatics and information science. They will learn to evaluate information according to information literacy standards and assess the role of the nurse in the application of nursing informatics. Discussion and examination will be conducted of: ethical considerations in nursing informatics, use of social networking tools, handheld computers, and e-portfolios in health care environments. (To be taken the first academic term after enrollment in the program and is a prerequisite for all other nursing courses.)
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program
  
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    NURS 307 - Caring Health Practices for the Developing Family


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for women and families’ reproductive health issues across the life span. Primary, secondary, and tertiary health activities will occur in a variety of settings.
    5 credit hours
    6 theory hours 12 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Junior status
    Corequisite: For students who completed the Advanced Placement Program (APP): SCIE 230  or SCIE 231 
  
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    NURS 308 - Caring Health Practices for Mental Health


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for individuals and families with mental health issues and alterations across the life span. Primary, secondary, and tertiary health activities are implemented in acute and community settings.
    5 credit hours
    6 theory hours and 12 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Junior status
    Corequisite: For students who completed the Advanced Placement Program (APP):  SCIE 230  or SCIE 231 
  
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    NURS 309 - Caring Health Practices for the Adult I


    This course provides students with evidenced based knowledge in the management of adults and families experiencing human responses to alterations in fluid and electrolyte imbalance, oxygenation, ventilation, tissue perfusion, digestive function, immunologic function, hormonal regulation, regulatory functions, motor sensory function, cellular differentiation (proliferation), and skin function and integrity. The nursing process provides the framework for the practice of nursing with clients of diverse backgrounds and in varied settings.
    10 credit hours
    6 theory hours and 12 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Junior status
    Corequisite: For students who completed the Advanced Placement Program (APP):  SCIE 230  or SCIE 231 
  
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    NURS 350x - Nursing Seminar


    A variety of seminars are offered which focus on nursing or health topics that expand the breadth and depth of the study of health care beyond the required program of study. Students have the opportunity to develop greater knowledge and skill in the area of interest. Critical thinking, decision making, and self-directed learning undergird these seminars. Specific seminars offered each semester, along with course descriptions, are listed in the course schedule.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior status (additional prerequisites may apply, depending on individual seminars.) Two different seminars are required in the program.
  
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    NURS 360 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice


    Enrollment is restricted to students in the Online RN-BSN Program. This course introduces the student to the research process and to evaluation of scientific evidence for use in evidence-based practice. The focus is on interpretation, evaluation and utilization of research findings applicable to the profession and practice of nursing.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301 , NURS 400  and HLTH 320  
  
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    NURS 361 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice


    This course introduces the student to the research process and to evaluation of scientific evidence for use in evidence-based practice. The focus is on interpretation, evaluation and utilization of research findings applicable to the profession and practice of nursing.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Junior status HLTH 320  
  
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    NURS 370 - Honors Seminar


    This honors seminar introduces the student to the advanced knowledge in nursing and different health care disciplines with an emphasis on identifying the elements that foster collaboration. The seminar provides the student with opportunities for personal professional growth and development in nursing.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors Program (freshman [either MCCN or transfer] college GPA of 3.75 or higher at the completion of the freshman coursework)
  
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    NURS 371 - Honors Seminar


    This honors seminar provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and utilize knowledge at a high level. Concepts of communication, nursing research, evidence based practice, critical thinking, and health promotion are utilized in a student project related to clinical practice. Students have an opportunity to disseminate knowledge with health care professionals at the Sigma Theta Tau International Central Ohio Research Day during the academic year.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors Program and NURS 370 
  
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    NURS 391 - Nursing Research


    This course focuses on research process, methodology, and utilization. Emphasis is on the nurse’s role as a consumer of research.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and HLTH 320 
  
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    NURS 397 - Caring Health Practices for the Developing Family


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for women and families’ reproductive health issues across the life span. Primary, secondary, and tertiary health activities will occur in a variety of settings.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and SCIE 290  and SCIE 291 
  
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    NURS 398 - Caring Health Practices for Mental Health


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for individuals and families with mental health issues and alterations across the life span. Primary, secondary, and tertiary health activities are implemented in acute and community settings.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and SCIE 290  and SCIE 291 
  
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    NURS 399 - Caring Health Practices for the Adult I


    This course provides students with evidenced based knowledge in the management of adults and families experiencing human responses to alterations in fluid and electrolyte imbalance, oxygenation, ventilation, tissue perfusion, digestive function, immunologic function, hormonal regulation, regulatory functions, motor sensory function, cellular differentiation (proliferation), and skin function and integrity. The nursing process provides the framework for the practice of nursing with clients of diverse backgrounds and in varied settings.
    10 credit hours
    6 theory hours and 12 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and SCIE 290  and SCIE 291 
  
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    NURS 400 - Conceptual Foundations of Nursing


    This course introduces the returning registered nurse student to the many dimensions of professional nursing. Issues germane to the practice of professional nursing including the dynamics of professional development, the knowledge bases of professional practice, the changing health care environment, and professional practice strategies will be covered in the course. Discussion and analysis of various theories and conceptual frameworks related to the practice of professional nursing takes place. The philosophy and curriculum of the College of Nursing is discussed. All lecture, discussion, and student assignments are intended to stimulate critical thinking skills. Registered nurse students gain a thorough understanding of the concepts covered in the course and will be able to apply those concepts not only in the remainder of the RN-BSN curriculum, but also in nursing practice.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program and NURS 301 
  
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    NURS 402 - Caring Health Practices Within the Leadership Role


    This course focuses on providing caring interventions within the leadership role that are inherent in professional nursing. The course introduces nursing leadership and management concepts and theories related to change, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and organizational systems. It examines legal, political, economic, and ethical aspects of nursing.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301 , NURS 400 , NURS 3533  and NURS 360 
  
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    NURS 403 - Caring Health Practices Within the Community


    This course examines the concept of nursing care of the community and aggregates and explores epidemiology, health promotion, prevention, and environment, and current community health issues. The course focuses on health, wellness, and strengths of aggregates, and nursing interventions in the care of the community as client.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301 , NURS 400 , NURS 3533 , NURS 360 , NURS 402  and NURS 409 
  
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    NURS 405 - Caring Health Practices for the Adult II


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for human responses of individuals, families, community, and populations experiencing biological crisis in a variety of settings. It focuses on crisis intervention and use of advanced technologies.
    5 credit hours
    5 theory hours and 16 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 406 - Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for the gerontological population in a variety of settings and focuses on issues related to the phenomenon of aging.
    5 credit hours
    5 theory hours and 16 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 407 - Caring Health Practices for the Child and Family


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for the pediatric population in a variety of settings with a focus on children’s health issues within the context of family dynamics.
    5 credit hours
    5 theory hours and 16 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 408 - Caring Health Practices in Transition to the Professional Role


    This course focuses on the practical application of integrated knowledge to the practice of professional nursing and provides opportunities for clinical experiences, which facilitate the transition to the professional role in a variety of settings.
    5 credit hours
    2.5 theory hours and 21 clinical hours per week
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 409 - Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult


    This course provides students with the knowledge of holistic care of the older adult. Theories of aging are explored from systems, populations, and evidenced based practice perspectives.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301 , NURS 400 ,   and NURS 360 
  
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    NURS 410 - Caring Health Practices in Health Assessment


    The student increases knowledge and skills in health history and physical assessment. Analysis and synthesis of health assessment data is used to plan and provide nursing care across care settings. The influences of diverse ages and cultures are included in health assessment.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301  and NURS 400 
  
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    NURS 421 - Caring Health Perspectives of Community Health Nursing


    This course provides a population-focused model of community health nursing. Public health and community health principles are examined. Factors that influence the health of the community will be examined.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 422 - Advanced Concepts in Nursing Dynamics


    This course enhances the student’s ability to synthesize nursing concepts in dynamic, interpretive thought processes at a baccalaureate level. Clinical reasoning and clinical judgment serve as the foundation for identification of professional action in complex issues of patient care.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Senior status
  
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    NURS 490 - Capstone Experience


    This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and utilize knowledge and skills gained through the Online RN-BSN Completion Program of study. Concepts of nursing informatics, leadership, teaching –learning principles, communication, nursing research, evidence based practice, critical thinking, and health promotion are utilized in the development of a student project related to an identified PICO question.

    Note: All students are required to present their final posters in teh synchcromous classroom on Tuesday of week 7. Students will be assigned either a morning or afternoon presentation and should arrange to have that day off work so they can present at the assigned time.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 402  and NURS 403  
    Prereq/Corequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 402  and NURS 403  

  
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    NURS 491 - Caring Health Perspectives of Community Health Nursing


    This course provides a population-focused model of community health nursing. Public health and community health principles are examined. Factors that influence the health of the community will be examined.
    4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and HLTH 320  and NURS 391 
  
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    NURS 492 - Advanced Dynamics in Nursing Concepts


    This course enhances the student’s ability to synthesize nursing concepts in dynamic, interpretive thought processes at a baccalaureate level. Clinical reasoning and clinical judgment serve as the foundation for identification of professional action in complex issues of patient care.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    NURS 495 - Caring Health Practices for the Adult II


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for human responses of individuals, families, community, and populations experiencing biological crisis in a variety of settings. It focuses on crisis intervention and use of advanced technologies.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program and NURS 391 
  
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    NURS 496 - Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for the gerontological population in a variety of settings and focuses on issues related to the phenomenon of aging.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    NURS 497 - Caring Health Practices for the Child and Family


    This course applies knowledge and the nursing process in caring for the pediatric population in a variety of settings with a focus on children’s health issues within the context of family dynamics.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    NURS 498 - Caring Health Practices in Transition to the Professional Role


    This course focuses on the practical application of integrated knowledge to the practice of professional nursing and provides opportunities for clinical experiences, which facilitate the transition to the professional role in a variety of settings.
    5 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Second Degree Accelerated Program
  
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    NURS 501 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice


     Informed research consumption including the processes of knowledge diffusion and practice innovation (planned change). Attention is given to primary study evaluations, narrative reviews, meta-analyses, rules of evidence for developing clinical guidelines, and evidence-based practice. Students will collect a corpus of studies and do a systematic narrative review that includes: assessment of internal consistency and validity of the primary studies, judgment of the quality of the evidence, logical conclusions, and implications for practice.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program, Senior Graduate Option
  
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    NURS 502 - Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness


    This graduate course introduces students to modern concepts of quality of care, quality improvement, patient safety, and effectiveness of nursing care. The course builds upon the competencies of the baccalaureate nurse in quality and patient safety to include topics such as control charts, run-charts, quality analysis methods, root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and quality improvement models. Also explored in the course are concepts related to human factors and their role in errors, and patient safety goals and strategies both within and outside the discipline of nursing. The role of informatics and the work environment are also addressed, as these are critical factors that transcend quality, safety, and effectiveness discussions. The role of the graduate-prepared nurse in creating and maintaining a patient-centered care environment is central to the course.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program, Senior Graduate Option
  
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    NURS 503 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


    This course examines the relationship between theory, nursing practice, and nursing research. Theories, concepts, and models from both nursing and related disciplines will be evaluated. Application of theories relevant to nursing practice and research will be emphasized.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program, Senior Graduate Option
  
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    NURS 504 - Advanced Practice Roles


    The purpose of this course is to establish a theoretical base for the execution of the role of the nurse in advanced practice. Course content will facilitate the transition into the advanced practice role. Leadership knowledge and skills required for the advanced practice nurse role are developed. Included in this advanced practice leadership role is the content on the policy, organization, and economics of health care.
    3 credit hours
  
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    NURS 521 - Advanced Pathophysiology


    The focus of the course is on the application of concepts of advanced pathophysiology to the determination of clinical manifestations and selection of assessment and management protocols across the adult lifespan. Concepts of disease processes related to altered cell and tissue function, altered dynamics of organ systems, and multi-system failure of adult individuals will be addressed.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program, Senior Graduate Option
  
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    NURS 3525 - Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies


    The course introduces students to complementary and alternative therapies commonly used by health care consumers. Explores the philosophies and treatments associated with medical systems not currently considered a part of conventional (allopathic or western) medicine and examines selected therapies, along with their implications for nursing practice. This course is a combination of in-class and out-of-class sessions.
    2 credit hours
  
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    NURS 3528 - Capstone Seminar


    This seminar is required for all pre-licensure students during the last semester of enrollment. The course offers opportunities for nursing students to refine clinical problem solving for complex clinical situations, to develop test taking skills, and to implement anxiety control measures for effective testing behaviors for use when taking the RN licensing exam. Concepts in biological and social sciences are integrated and explored.
    2 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Senior Status, last semester of enrollment
  
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    NURS 3533 - Transcultural Concepts Seminar


    In this seminar students discuss transcultural nursing concepts and their application to nursing care across the lifespan. Students examine topics of cultural and gender bias, ethnocentrism, cultural blindness, cultural imposition, and legal trends, as well as select ethical and moral issues and dilemmas encountered when caring for culturally diverse patients and families. An exploration of the health beliefs and practices of several cultural groups and sub-groups in the United States is conducted. Current nursing research is used to inform the study of transcultural nursing and cultural competence.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Program, NURS 301  and NURS 400 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 1010 - General Psychology


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for PSY 1010.
    3 credit hours
  
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    PSY 1110 - Elementary Statistical Reasoning


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for PSY 1110.
    3 credit hours
  
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    PSYC 101 - General Psychology


    Psychology is the scientific study of human thought, feeling, and behavior. General Psychology is an introduction to psychology as a science. Psychological concepts will be reviewed from the biological, developmental, behavioral, and social perspectives. The course will survey the following areas of psychology: learning, memory, intelligence, personality, social psychology, emotion, motivation, psychological disorders and treatments, the influence of gender and culture on human behavior, and the psychology of work life. The course will assist students in developing scientific and analytic thinking skills necessary for success in work, school, and personal relationships.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    PSYC 225 - Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan


    This course provides a careful examination of the scientific knowledge of human development as it unfolds across the life-span, from conception to death. The student examines theories and research findings contributing to our understanding of the biological and psychological processes associated with development. This study of the developmental tasks facing the person focuses on physical, cognitive, and social development as central themes of the course.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    PSYC 310 - Understanding the Self


    The course is designed to assist students in differentiating how every day cultural references to the “self” vary with the scientific theory and research findings in exploration of the “self.” This introductory course is designed to help students explore the relevance of social science research addressing the “self.” A wide range of constructs will be presented. The course will assist students in developing scientific and analytic thinking skills necessary for success in work. school, and personal relationships.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 101 
  
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    PSYC 312 - Communication in Relationships


    This course explores the dynamics of interpersonal communication, the communication between two people. It is designed to help students explore the relevance of tools and skills of interpersonal communication: self; others; purpose; context; content; structure ; and expression. Communication tools will be applied to individual motivation, interpersonal needs, communication styles, leadership, problem solving, decision making, diversity, interpersonal conflict, individual adaptation to organizational change, and influence of technology on workplace settings.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    PSYC 315 - Imagination


    This course explores the connection between imagination and consciousness which consists of thinking and mental images.  The reciprocal relationship between the experience of imaginative thoughts and imaginative mental images are investigated.
    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: None

Science

  
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    BIOS 1300 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for BIOS 1300.
    4 credit hours
  
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    BIOS 1310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for BIOS 1310.
    4 credit hours
  
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    BIOS 2010 - Elementary Microbiology


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for BIOS 2010.
    3 credit hours
  
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    CHEM 1220 - Principles of Chemistry II


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for CHEM 1220.
    4 credit hours
  
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    MAT 2900 - Principles of Chemistry


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for CHEM 1210.
    4 credit hours
  
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    NUTR 1000 - Introduction to Nutrition


    Registration in this Ohio University-Lancaster course is restricted to students enrolled in the MCCN-FMC program. For course description, click www.catalogs.ohio.edu/content.php and filter for NUTR 1000.
    3 credit hours
  
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    SCIE 103 - Organic Biochemistry


    This course is a study of the basic concepts and principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry with emphasis on the organic compounds of life processes, energy metabolism, enzyme reactions, and cell duplication.
    4 credit hours
    3 theory hours and 2 lab hours per week
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    SCIE 123 - Anatomy & Physiology I


    This course is a study of structure and function of the human body with emphasis on the body as an integrated whole. It focuses on levels of organization, support and movement, nervous integration and coordination, and transportation of materials. Laboratory activities include cat dissection.
    4 credit hours
    3 theory hours and 2 lab hours per week
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    SCIE 124 - Anatomy & Physiology II


    This course is a continuation of the study of structure and function of the human body with emphasis on the body as an integrated whole. It focuses on maintenance and regulating systems, human life cycle, and chemical integration and coordination. Laboratory activities include cat dissection.
    4 credit hours
    3 theory hours and 2 lab hours per week
    Prerequisite: SCIE 123  
 

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